A recent trip to New Orleans and Florida has one reader wondering why cocktails are so often served in plastic cups -- and if there's any way to stem this wasteful tide. Advice maven Umbra Fisk bellies up to the …
When a reader in Connecticut wonders whether it matters what time of day he charges his laptop and phone, advice maven Umbra Fisk powers up a nerd-tastic response.
Let's face it, mattress shopping sucks. But are some options greener than others? Advice maven Umbra Fisk lays down a few important truths.
His apartment has no washing machine and he hates the Laundromat -- what to do? Advice maven Umbra Fisk to the rescue!
A budding eco-restaurateur wonders what her options are for to-go containers, so advice maven Umbra Fisk pulls up a seat at La Table du Leftovers.
A zealous city banned plastic bags -- then got rid of the bag-recycling bins too. Stuck with a bunch of bags, a reader asks advice maven Umbra Fisk how to handle the situation.
Is bike lube bad for the planet, and is it possible to make your own? Advice maven Umbra Fisk saddles up to help a cyclist from Virginia find out.
When it comes to energy use, are two stories better than one? Advice maven Ask Umbra explores the ups and downs of efficient housing.
Advice-giver extraordinaire Umbra Fisk fetches answers for readers who are seeking greener options for Fluffy and Fido.